Roadway changes aim to improve safety in high-pedestrian corridor
The speed limit on an approximately 9-mile stretch of State Road (S.R.) A1A in Brevard County is scheduled to be reduced to 35 mph beginning May 1.
The speed limit from north of 11th Avenue to Palmetto Avenue in Indialantic will be reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph, and the speed limit from Palmetto Avenue to S.R. 404 in Satellite Beach will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph. Traffic signage depicting the new speed will be posted.
Motorists are advised to safely follow posted signs.
These speed limit changes are part of a multifaceted effort to increase safety in high-pedestrian areas along S.R. A1A in Brevard County.
Along this corridor, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has also installed Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) at 16 locations to offer drivers an added alert when a pedestrian is attempting to cross at a designated crosswalk. Of the 16 RRFBs, six are already operational, while the remaining are scheduled to be activated on May 1, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Flashing Advance Warning Signs have been installed along the roadway to also bring to the driver’s attention that there is pedestrian activity ahead.
FDOT crews will also install six in-street pedestrian crossing signs at each of the 16 mid-block crossings. These signs, which act as a traffic calming mechanism and remind drivers to stop for pedestrians, are placed to create a “gateway effect” on the pavement markings within the roadway. Please see attached photos.
Creating an environment in which pedestrians can safely traverse the state’s roadways is of utmost importance to FDOT. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers also all play vital roles regarding the safety and operations of the roadway.
As these changes come to S.R. A1A in Brevard County, it remains important for motorists to obey the new speed limits and to stop if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross. Pedestrians should also be sure to cross only in a crosswalk and to activate the RRFBs when crossing.
Schedules are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen events.
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at [email protected] or by phone at 386-943-5593.